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Spellcheck with Trados 6.5 in Word 2000
Thread poster: Alison Schwitzgebel

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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Normal.dot May 31, 2004

It is sometimes helpfull.

Just delete it.

Maybe conflicts with other templates like Duden, Dragon, etc.?

My 2 cents

Toledo



[Edited at 2004-05-31 16:40]


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Renaming normal.dot rather than deleting it May 31, 2004

Toledo wrote:

It ist sometimes helpfull.

Just delete it.

It's true that a corrupt normal.dot template can create various problems. However, as normal.dot holds user-defined settings, it's better to rename it (e.g. to normal_old.dot) rather than just deleting it. In this way it will still be possible to retrieve such settings, such as AutoText entries.

Ralf


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Don't delete Normal.dot May 31, 2004

but rename it to Normal.do_ or similar - this may indeed be a kind of help, but not very likely, as it is a clean new installation. But renaming Normal.dot lets you restore its settings, while after deleting nothing more is possible.

Regards
Jerzy


 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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It is a new installation May 31, 2004

What kind of setting you have if the computer is new and with a new installtion?


Other thing.

Search for ~normal.dot files and delete it (or save it)
and for ~trados and other dot files starting with "~" they are corrupt.,

Never save changes into Trados.dot!


Jerzy Czopik wrote:

but rename it to Normal.do_ or similar - this may indeed be a kind of help, but not very likely, as it is a clean new installation. But renaming Normal.dot lets you restore its settings, while after deleting nothing more is possible.

Regards
Jerzy


 

Alison Schwitzgebel
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Spellcheck doesn't work, but the thesaurus does.... May 31, 2004

Now here's a funny thing.... The story so far:

German spellcheck: works just fine

Languages enabled on new computer: German and English

Updates: all present and correct

Text marked as being: English USA

English spellcheck: doesn't work

BUT....

English thesaurus: works, correctly identifies language variant and spelling errors.

I've submitted a support request to Microsoft (and the MVPs). Let's
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Now here's a funny thing.... The story so far:

German spellcheck: works just fine

Languages enabled on new computer: German and English

Updates: all present and correct

Text marked as being: English USA

English spellcheck: doesn't work

BUT....

English thesaurus: works, correctly identifies language variant and spelling errors.

I've submitted a support request to Microsoft (and the MVPs). Let's see what they come up with.

Right now I can still spellcheck the files (very indirectly) using my old computer (which is networked with the new laptop), but that's a very long way round to do a simple spellcheck.

Thanks for all your help!

Alison
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Alison Schwitzgebel
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Not quite sure what you mean May 31, 2004

Toledo wrote:


What kind of setting you have if the computer is new and with a new installtion?




I'm not quite sure what you mean here... I'm running Office 2000 under Windows XP....


 

Alison Schwitzgebel
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No ~ files... May 31, 2004

Toledo wrote:
Search for ~normal.dot files and delete it (or save it)
and for ~trados and other dot files starting with "~" they are corrupt.,


Just searched - I have no files starting with ~.


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Support Request to Trados May 31, 2004

Hi Alison,

I've submitted a support request to Microsoft (and the MVPs).

Submit a Support Request to Trados in Stuttgart, too - I'll alert them to this thread.

Cheers, Ralf


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Copy and paste May 31, 2004

spellcheck dll´s from your old PC to the new laptop, making a backup of the new installed ones prior to doing so (it is simply enough to delete them - they are in a bin, it is the same, as would you have copied them elswhere on your PC, unless you do emty your bin immediately or press SHIFT+DEL, wchich deletes the files permanently - at least for usuall tools).
Sometimes such nasty tricks do work.

Regards
Jerzy

PS
The mentioned dll´s are located in:<
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spellcheck dll´s from your old PC to the new laptop, making a backup of the new installed ones prior to doing so (it is simply enough to delete them - they are in a bin, it is the same, as would you have copied them elswhere on your PC, unless you do emty your bin immediately or press SHIFT+DEL, wchich deletes the files permanently - at least for usuall tools).
Sometimes such nasty tricks do work.

Regards
Jerzy

PS
The mentioned dll´s are located in:
...\\Programme\\Gemeinsame Dateien\\Microsoft Shared\\Proof...

I would simply try to rename this folder in your new PC to ie Proof_test and then copy the whole Proof folder from the old one at the same place.

Do you know where your pesonal auto corrections and spellchecker-files are? This just for the case, you don´t - let me know, as it is possible to migrate them from one PC to another. With XP you do this with a smart creator from MS, but I don´t remember, if Office 2k has had such one.

Regards
Jerzy
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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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It was just a reply to the comment not to delete... May 31, 2004

normal.dot

it's all

Sorry no more tips.


Alison Riddell-Kachur wrote:

Toledo wrote:


What kind of setting you have if the computer is new and with a new installtion?




I'm not quite sure what you mean here... I'm running Office 2000 under Windows XP....


All Word Version comes with 3 language.
The German one with FR and EN

[Edited at 2004-05-31 19:16]


 

Alison Schwitzgebel
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nitty gritty stuff.... May 31, 2004

Things are getting wierd here....

So I went looking for normal.dot - and couldn't find it.

So I went into Word and tried to create a new template so I would know what the directory path is.

I created a template called "Vorlage2.dot" and saved it in the place where my computer told me that templates are supposed to go. Turned out to be right beside "normal.dot" - which should be at:

c:/dokumenteundeinstellungen/alison/anwenderdaten/microsoft/vor
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Things are getting wierd here....

So I went looking for normal.dot - and couldn't find it.

So I went into Word and tried to create a new template so I would know what the directory path is.

I created a template called "Vorlage2.dot" and saved it in the place where my computer told me that templates are supposed to go. Turned out to be right beside "normal.dot" - which should be at:

c:/dokumenteundeinstellungen/alison/anwenderdaten/microsoft/vorlagen/vorlage2.dot.

So I went looking in Explorer for Vorlage 2.

I got as far as

C:/dokumenteundeinstellungen/alison

and then things got strange.

Instead of anwenderdaten I had application data. Fine, so I looked there. And sure enough there was a directory called Microsoft, but all it had in it was a file called MSComctlLib.exd

I then tried searching for Vorlage2.dot (the file I'd just created), but my computer can't find it....

What's going on?

Why can life never be easy...
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Alison Schwitzgebel
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can't find normal.dot either May 31, 2004

And I can't find normal.dot either although I know it must be there...

 

Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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May 31, 2004



[Edited at 2004-06-13 15:13]


 

Alison Schwitzgebel
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:-( May 31, 2004

Marijke Singer wrote:

Hi Alison,

This may sound really stupid but did you instal the English DLLs on your new computer? I am assuming that your Word 2000 version is in German.



Thanks Marijke - done there, been that. I've even just copied my old DLLs over from my old computer - but still no joy.


 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:29
German to Spanish
^Try with... May 31, 2004

Start/suchen/Dateien und Ordner

clic by "Weiter Optionen" and check
Versteckte Elemente durchsuchen

Immer noch nicht?

Alison Riddell-Kachur wrote:

And I can't find normal.dot either although I know it must be there...


 
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